What role does the Bible play in your life?
Think of a time when experienced total darkness. What was it like?
What are some of the insights that came to you?
How do you see the Bible? rule book, handbook, devotional tool
Do you see it as a guide to Christianity or a guide to our humanity?
Verses to look up:
John 8:12 31-32
What is the light and darkness refer to?
Have you found liberation when following God’s teachings?
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
13 For you have delivered me from death
and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God
in the light of life.
15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
25 There is a way that appears to be right,
but in the end it leads to death.
2 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
What do you think today’s society think about the Bible?
What are some ways you have seen the Bible used?
Why are there times we tend to resist scriptural instruction and not choose God’s light? What are some prominent reasons?
What are some different ways you learn using the Bible? What is most helpful to you?
Using the perspective of using the Bible to live a human life, how does that change how you study the Bible?
What can you do differently to access the Bible’s wisdom as a source of Light?
One way my attitude toward the Bible isn’t as faithful as it could be…
I could get more out of the scriptures if I were more disciplined to…
If I were to approach the Bible less as a means to understand facts and more on how to get instruction on how to live, that would mean…
Meditate on this
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Pray for the diligence to seek out God’s guidance in His word, for humility to receive it, for wisdom to apply it, and for courage to follow it.